A rollicking comedy with a great cast. Unfortunately you have to be over 80 to get some of the topical jokes and most of the allusions. Fortunately I qualify. Topics: movie trailers, comedies, Monty Woolley, Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante
Theatrical trailer for the forgotten 1934 film "Fashions of 1934". A musical comedy starring William Powell and a miscast Bette Davis. This trailer is public domain, even though the film itself is not. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Theatrical Trailer, 1930s, 30s, Bette Davis, William Powell
Theatrical trailer for All This, and Heaven Too, Warner Brothers' contribution to the tradition of big-budget period dramas spurned by the success of Gone With the Wind. Set in 1840s France, the film tells the story of a young woman (Bette Davis) who takes a job as a governess to the children of an aristocratic but dysfunctional couple (Charles Boyer and Barbara O'Neil). External links: -IMDB page -American Film Institute entry -Wikipedia entry ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil, drama, romance
Adapted from Robert Sherwood's Broadway play, and it shows. Most of the scenes are interiors and rather talky. Which is a problem when movies become theatrical instead of cinematic. However, in this case powerful performances make it work. Topics: movie trailers, suspense dramas, crime dramas, Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart
Well-mounted historical drama about the tumultuous relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh. Topics: movie trailers, dramas, historical dramas, Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins
A hard-hitting, pre-code melodrama which traces the lives of three girls from school days to adulthood. It pulls no punches regarding drug addiction. Outstanding cast and production. Topics: dramas, melodramas, pre code, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis, Lyle Talbot, Warren William,...
An unusual trailer for an unusual drama in which a world-famous concert pianist (Arliss) finds an unexpected way to compensate for his sudden loss of hearing. A good cast includes Bette Davis in a major supporting role. Ray Milland has a minor role unrelated to the main plot. Considering its age, this well-produced and directed early talky stands up well. NOTE: A very good print of this film has recently been released on DVD. CAST NOTE; In 1929 George Arliss won the first best actor oscar for... Topics: movie trailers, dramas, deafness, voyeurism, lip-reading, George Arliss, Violet Hemming, Bette...